| Jun 27, 2014
| 9:07 PM
Mary Rodgers, composer of the musical "Once Upon a Mattress" that helped make Carol Burnett a star and author of the "Freaky Friday" story, has died. She was 83.
Rodgers died Thursday at her home in New York after a long illness, her son Alec Guettel...
| Jul 15, 2014
| 7:03 PM
"Spamalot" at Muhlenberg Summer Music Theatre is unabashedly crazy fun and perfectly captures the absurdist and often downright silly humor of British comedy group Monty Python.
The story is nominally about King Arthur and the knights going on a quest...
| Jul 13, 2014
| 9:17 AM
Here's dream casting: Oscar-winner Christopher Walken will play Captain Hook in NBC's "Peter Pan Live!"
The network announced the casting Sunday; the live broadcast will be Dec. 4.
Walken is a great song-and-dance man who won acclaim for his...
| Jun 19, 2014
| 5:34 AM
When it comes to karaoke, Ellen Jewell admits she isn't hip.
Today's pop songs take a backseat to what Jewell knows best: Broadway showtunes.
Standing on stage at Big Daddy's Roadhouse in Audubon Park on Tuesday night, Jewell from Casselberry belted...
| Jul 5, 2014
| 6:19 PM
Louis Brown Jr., 90, father of Nicole Brown Simpson, who was slain in 1994, leading to a sensational trial in which her former husband O.J. Simpson was accused, died Thursday at home in Dana Point. Louis Brown had been suffering from Alzheimer's disease...
| Jun 20, 2014
| 1:23 PM
Daniel Keyes, whose fascination with the workings of the mind drove a writing career that produced the classic 1966 novel "Flowers for Algernon," died Sunday at his South Florida home from complications of pneumonia, his family said. He was 86.
| Jun 4, 2014
| 2:30 PM
Jennifer Hudson will perform a song from Harvey Weinstein's Broadway-targeted musical version of "Finding Neverland" during the Tony Awards as part of a telecast that will showcase a bit of Broadway's past and future as well as its present kudo...
| Jul 9, 2014
| 11:45 AM
Sure, there were some big news events that happened in 1984: Ronald Regan was re-elected president, Mary Lou Retton rocked the Summer Olympics in Los Angeles and, you know, Mark Zuckerberg was born.
But it was also a gigantic year for music, as Madonna,...
| Jun 17, 2014
Ralph W. Rydholm, who spent four decades in the advertising industry, had an outsized personality and a talent for creating catchy commercial ditties.
Mr. Rydholm rose up on the creative side at J. Walter Thompson Chicago before taking executive posts...
| Jul 12, 2014
| 12:30 AM
Drummer and producer Tommy Ramone, the last surviving original member of the influential New York punk quartet the Ramones, died Friday at his home in the Ridgewood area of Queens, New York. He was 62 and had been in hospice care following treatment for...
| Jun 5, 2014
| 12:30 PM
John Hawkes, the Oscar-nominated actor who has appeared in films including "Winter's Bone" and "The Sessions," will appear Off Broadway in Manhattan Theater Club's world premiere of "Lost Lake," the new play by "Proof" scribe David Auburn.